Tony Brozena has been an instructor with the Adaptive Sports Program since 1997. He is a current ASP Board of Directors member and former chair. He also works with the National Disabled Veterans’ Winter Sports Clinic as a downhill ski instructor. Tony enjoys aquatics and participates in ASPNM’s summer water sports clinics.
A former Air Force fighter jet aviator, Tony was also a defense contractor involved with connecting aircraft simulators together to train US and allied military crews. In his free time, he dabbles with five string banjo, guitar and mandolin and has played with several local bluegrass and old time string bands, performing across New Mexico. He is also a volunteer at Animal Humane New Mexico, walking dogs and assisting in the AH Pet Food Bank.
Wesley, a senior manager at REDW-LLC, is a certified public accountant and has over 21 years of accounting and financial reporting experience. He received his bachelor of business administration from the University of New Mexico. He has worked 10 years as an operations manager for a division of a national title insurance company and 11 years in public accounting. Wesley is married and has two adopted children. He became involved in the Adaptive Sports Program as a volunteer instructor with the plan that his son would join him someday as a skier in the program. Wesley’s son Joseph was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and for the past two years has taken bi-ski lessons. Wesley is pleased to be involved in a program that gives people with disabilities, like his son Joseph, the opportunity to experience the joy of skiing.
Christina has been a volunteer instructor with Adaptive Sports Program during the ski and summer seasons for 4 years, before recently joining the staff. Her favorite part about ASP is seeing the students go for it and chal- lenge themselves, and getting to meet their wonderful families. She is extremely excited to join the staff as Ad- ministrative Coordinator, and to do more “behind the scenes” to help the program. In her free time, Christina loves hiking, camping, jumping in lakes, and of course skiing!
John Dowell is a Marketing Communications Fixed Income Specialist at Thornburg Investment Management, Inc. and has been in the financial services industry for the last 14 years. He has been part of the Adaptive Sports Program for the last 6 years in the role of instructor and joined the board of directors in April 2014. He has been an avid skier since 1992 and has enjoyed skiing all over North America. He also enjoys playing soccer, cooking, traveling and spending time with his family.
John earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from St. Lawrence University in upstate NY.
Bruce Hopper has been a volunteer with the ASP since 1990 and on the board of directors since 2007. He is a PSIA certified adaptive instructor and also participates in the national DAV event in Snowmass every spring. He’s committed to helping sit down skiers enjoy the mountain more than anyone else and helping to ensure that the Adaptive Sports Program – now operating year round – is here forever. Bruce and his wife Heidi live in Albuquerque. Bruce is a financial advisor.
Vince joined the (ASP) Board of Directors in 2011 after serving on the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors for 12 years. While at (PHF) Vince chaired several committees and served on the board’s Executive Committee which provided valuable insight into the gravity of Healthcare Philanthropy.
The task at hand for Vince and the (ASP) is to expand beyond the slopes by raising the funds necessary to offer year round programming. He is committed to the mission of the organization and looks forward to helping shape the future of the (ASP). Vince earned an MBA and has worked in the insurance and financial services sector for 20 years. Off the slopes he is a branch manager for Pinnacle Capital Mortgage.
Joe Sorroche has been an instructor with the Adaptive Sports Program since 2001, when his son Michael, who has Spina Bifida, started his second year with the program. For Michael’s first year, Joe skied with Michael and enjoyed it so much, Pat McGowan asked Joe to become an instructor. He is a current ASP Board of Directors member and the board Vice President. Joe and Michael also participate in ASP’s summer water sports clinics.
Joe is an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories and works on the design of new satellite systems for the Global Positioning System (GPS). He also worked for the Air Force as a contractor and worked on flight simulators, designing and developing international standards on how to connect simulators across the country and to Europe. Joe was a member of the US delegation to NATO for tactical data link simulation development. Joe’s hobbies include skiing, working out, gardening, camping, hiking, and playing guitar in a band and with the St. Joseph’s on the Rio Grande church choir.
Ken Ley, Adaptive Ski Program Founder
Sherry Thompson Miller
"Our Mission is to enhance the lives of children
and adults with disabilities through recreation."
Our program is made possible each season
by our primary sponsors, Sandia Peak & Ski Santa Fe.